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Recap a little early today because I have to work this morning.



* - I now have a PKF folder in my porn collection
* - God dammit Turtle
* - YES!
* - Don't fuck with Summa
* - *golfclap*
* - Nihon sums up why I didn't take part in the NegativeGamer April Fools



A - Looking at psychological connections in Persona
A - Thoughts on graphics whores
M - Slam Masters (no relation to Ken)
S - AniWednesday is all Outlaw Star tonight!



C - Bwark-Kupo's Banjo Kazooie contest ends Friday



S - Nilcam got a new Street Fighter boyfriend
S - Sirapak got out of the Jehova's Witnesses! Tempted to make a Jenova's Witnesses joke
I - Occams Electric Toothbrush's first blog
I - Welcome Evil Blehman
RIP - Any Hallett from Angel is dead



N - New Tri-Ace game, probably not a good thing
N - TALES NEWS!!
N - Explodemon is REAL
N - 16 player text chat, LAWL
N - Ahhh Sony...
R - Talking about MUSHA
R - Metal Wolf Chaos is the best game ever apparently
R - Championship Baseball (lots of retroreviews today
R - Mushi King is crack
R - Haxan takes on the 'Review Dead Rising Wii' challenge
V - Zero Punctuation vs Unskippable



A - Now that's fucking culture
A - Not bad, but mine's better



L - Nyteshade pulled a REAL prank
? - I don't know whether these are real or fake



AF - Nintendo to buy Microsoft
AF - Kojima's April Fools
AF - Max in Punch Out would actually be awesome
AF - Resi 6
AF - Raiho plushies stolen
AF - A small recap of a few AF stories
AF - Jim's writing for the Daily Fail
AF - How to revive Kaim's mother
AF - Chad arrested for dolphinnapping
AF - Yeah, Coon's gonna stop drinking
AF - I bet Obama plays WoW

F - You're kidding me right?

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Overstuffed

Is there a holiday or time of the year more indulgent than Thanksgiving? I mean, we cook a turkey that weighs as much as three newborn babies, whip up about a billion sides consisting mostly of carbs and butter, and top the whole thing off with nine different pies, all featuring the main ingredient of "excess." It's equal parts disgusting and awesome, and is definitely my second favorite holiday behind our dearly departed Halloween.

But we were so occupied with whether we could eat six pounds of food in one sitting, that we didn't stop to think if we should. That brings us to November's Bloggers Wanted prompt: Overstuffed.

Playing through Horizon Zero Dawn really got me thinking on this topic. Don't get me wrong, the game has a really cool and fairly unique sci-fi story, the combat is fun and engaging, and the art direction uses vibrant color - a concept that largely died out near the end of the PS2 era, but man, is it long. The map is huge and stuffed with nooks, crannies and collectibles, and boy, by the time I wrapped the story and collected my Platinum trophy the game had really worn out its welcome. It's a shame really, as I truly enjoyed the game for its main components; but by the time I had picked off my ten-thousandth evil villager and performed my ten-billionth stealth kill on a Ravager, I found myself wishing the game would end soon.

I got this feeling about 3/4 of the way into the game. That is not good.

Modern gaming is great in that developers tend to pack in a metric shit-ton of things to do in their games. Modern gaming is also horrible because developers tend to pack in a metric shit-ton of things to do in their games. This tendency to overstuff their games with content is often overwhelming and can cause an otherwise excellent experience to drag. It was less of a problem when I was 18 and had all the time in the world; at 30 with a day job and a family, it's a complete game-changer.

So, beloved Destructoid Community, tell of us a time you felt overstuffed from gaming! It can be from a game you enjoyed that just felt too long like above, a time you binged on all thirty-two Kingdom Hearts titles, a particularly meaty haul of games you got at a yard sale - anything at all that celebrates or at least discusses your Thanksgiving-like excesses in gaming!

Write a blog with "Overstuffed:" and then your subject in the title, and let the world know of your girthy gaming experiences! We love promoting blogs to the front page here at Dtoid, and Bloggers Wanted is a great way to get noticed *wink wink nudge nudge hip thrust*

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